DEPARTMENT OF FLORICULTURE & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Head                                       : Dr. V. R. Malam
Degree & Specialization        : M.Sc. (Agri.), Ph.D. (Floriculture)
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DEPARTMENT OF FLORICULTURE & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
After establishment of college of horticulture, it was a necessary to separate the horticulture department in various division for strengthening of teaching and research activities. Hence, the Department of Floriculture & Landscaping was formed with prime objective to perform multi-functional activities like Teaching, Research and Extension. The department is working for teaching and research in floriculture & landscaping disciplines of horticulture for the students and farmers with following objectives.
Objectives
1. To provide under graduate education in floriculture & landscaping discipline.
2. To introduce post graduate programme for floriculture & landscaping in future.
3. To strengthen the research farm and nursery activity for under graduate students for practical teaching works in floriculture & landscaping.
5. To initiate the teaching-research in basic and advanced concepts of landscaping and crop improvement on various flower crops.
6. To establish the laboratory for UG students.
1.  Teaching activities
UG programme
1.1 Name and qualifications of the faculty
Name
Designation
Qualification
Specialization
Experience
Contact
Dr. V. R. Malam
Assoc. Professor
Ph. D.
Floriculture
32 years
9426717621
Dr. A. M. Butani
Asst. Professor
Ph.D.
Pomology
27 years
9427242366
Prof. Pooja V. Maheta
Asst. Professor
M.Sc. (Horti)
Floriculture
5 years
8690920079
1.2 Academic Programmes
Teaching courses offered at U.G. Levels (5th Deans):
Discipline
Total no. of courses
Floriculture and Landscaping
05
Details of courses offered in UG programme:
Sr. No.
Course No.
Name of Course
Credit
1
FLA 2.1
Ornamental Horticulture
2 (1+1)
2
FLA 3.2
Commercial Floriculture
3 (2+1)
3
FLA 4.3
Principles of Landscape Architecture
2 (1+1)
4
FLA 6.4
Breeding and Seed Production of Flower and Ornamental Plants
3 (2+1)
5
FLA 6.5
Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
3 (2+1)
                                                                                         Total
13 (8+5)
P. G. Programme
Teaching Programmes offered at P. G. Level
Sr. No
Programmes
Duration
Starting year
1.
M. Sc. (Flori. & Landscaping)
4 Semester
2007
2.
M. Sc. (Flori. & Landscape Architecture)
4 Semester
2010
3.
Ph. D. (Flori. & LA)
6 Semester
2010
4.
Ph. D. Programme for In service student
8 Semester
-
Post Graduate Courses offred during odd and even semester
Odd / Even
Course No.
Title of the course
Credit
Odd
FLA603
Advance in Protected and Precision Floriculture
(1+1)
Odd
FLA507
Turfing and Truf Management
(2+1)
Odd
FLA505
Protected Horticulture
(2+1)
Even
FLA503
Production Technology ofLoose Flowers
(2+1)
Even
FLA501
Breeding ofFlower Crops and Ornamental Plants
(2+1)
Even
FLA602
Advances in Flower Production Technology
(2+1)
P. G. Degree awarded (From 2007 to 2020)
Sr. No.
Programmes
Total number of students
1.     
M. Sc. (Horti) Flori. & Landscaping
07
2.     
M. Sc. (Horti) FLA
58
3.     
Ph. D. (FLA)
08
 
Total
73
M.Sc. Theses Submitted from the year 2009 to 2021
Sr. No.
Title of the thesis
Name of the student
Name of guide
Year 2009
M.Sc. (Hort.) Floriculture & Landscaping  (2009 to 2011)
 
 
1.
Influence of various substrates and their mixtures on growth and flower production in rose cv First Red under green house condition
Chandore H.D.
 
Dr. R. R. Viradiya
Year 2010
1
Effect of MgSo4, FeSo4 on growth and yield of Rose cv Passion under protected condition
Vijeta M. Hiremath
Dr. A. V. Barad
2
Effect of integrated nutrient management on rose (Rosa hybrida Hort) cultivars under protected condition
Bhor P. B.
Dr. R. R. Viradiya
Year 2011
1
Effect of  foliar application of Fe and Zn on growth, flowering and cut flower yield of gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus) Varieties under protected condition
Sundar Pal
Dr. A. V. Barad
2
Effect of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium on growth , yield and quality of main and ratoon crop in golden rod (Solidago canadensis Linn) cv Local
Savaliya A. B.
Dr. D. K. Varu
3
Effect of  storege period and GA3  soaking of bulbs on growth, flowering and flower yield of Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L) cv Double
Bhosale N.D.
Dr. A. V. Barad
4
Effect of micronutrients on growth, flowering and cut flower yield of rose (Rosa hybrida L.) cv First Red under protected condition
Chandanshive P. D.
Dr. A. V. Barad
Year 2012
M. Sc. (Hort.) Floriculture and Landscape Architecture (2012 to 2021)
1
Effect of different levels of pruning and micronutrient (Fe) on growth, flowering and cut flower yield of Dutch Rose (Rosa hybrida Linn.) cv. First Red under greenhouse condition
Almas
Dr.  A.V. Barad
2
Effect of different media and PGR on growth, flowering and cut flower yield of gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus) cv. Alcochete under protected condition
Chauhan R. V.
Dr. D. K. Varu
 
3
Effect of nitrogen, phosphorus and potash on growth, yield and quality of second ratoon golden rod (Solidago canadensis L.) cv. Local under two seasons in Saurashtra region
Savaliya V. M.
Dr.  A.N. Makwana
4
Effect of plant growth retardants and pinching on growth, flowering and yield of gaillardia (Gaillardia pulchella var. lorenziana) cv. Local Double
Vasoya N. J.
Dr.  R. R. Viradiya
5
Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and quality of ratoon tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) cv. Double
Hadwani  M. K.
Dr. D. K. Varu
 
6
Effect of pinching methods on carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) varieties under protected condition
Sandeep Singh
Dr. K. M. Karetha
7
Evaluation of different cultivars of Gladiolus under Saurashtra region
Ankit Chourasia
Dr.  R. R. Viradiya
8
Effect of  NPK on growth, flower, yield and bulb production of ratoon spider lily cv. Local
Kejakar P. K.
Dr. N. D. Polara
Year 2013
1
Effect of chemical and organic fertilizers on growth, flowering, quality and yield of gaillardia cv. Local Double
Paghdar A. B.
Dr.  A. N. Makwana
2
Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and quality of gladiolus cv. Psittacinus Hybrid
Pansuriya P. B. 
Dr. R. R. Viradiya
Year 2014
1
Standardization of foliar nutrients (NPK) spray in carnation varieties under protected condition
Gandamalla Madhuri
Dr.  A.V. Barad
2
Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and quality of china aster cv. Phule Ganesh Pink
Pithiya I. L.
Dr. K. M. Karetha
3
Effect of plant growth retardants on growth, flowering and yield of chrysanthemum cv. IIHR-6
Vaghasiya M. M.
Dr. N. D. Polara
4
Effect of micronutrients (Zn and Fe) on growth, yield and quality of gladiolus cv. American Beauty
Mangroliya G. S.
Dr. M. V. Ramdevputra
5
Standardization of tinting technique and floral preservation in different cut flowers
Bajad A. A.
Dr. R. R. Viradiya
6
Effect of Integrated Nutrient Manement on growth and flower yield of chrysanthemum cv. IIHR.6 under protected condition.
Palagani Neelima
Dr. A. V. Barad
7
Effect of palnt growth retardants on growth, flowering and yield of african marigold cv. Pusa Narangi Gainda.
Hirani Anju B.
Dr. R. R. Viradia
8
Effect of foliar application of micronutrients on growth, flowering, flower yield and quality of chrisanthemum cv. IIHR.6.
Tarachand Saini
Dr. N. D. Polara
Year: 2015
1.
Effect of foliar application of Fe and Zn on growth, flower, yield and xanthophylls content of African Marigold cv. Pusa Narangi.
Subhash Bishnoi
Dr. N. D. Polara
2.
Effect of plant growth retardants on growth, flowering and corm production of Gladiolus cv. American Beauty
Baldha Rinkal F.
Dr. R. R. Viradia
3.
Studies on vase life of different cut Flowers.
Aghera S. R.
Dr. K. M. Karetha
4.
Effect of different levels of nitrogen and phosphorus on growth, yield and quality of china astar. cv. Poornima
Maheta Pooja V.
Dr. N. D. Polara
5.
Effect of spacing and nitrogen on growth yield and quality of gladiolus. cv. American Beauty
Arjunlal Regar
Dr. B. V. Thumar
6.
Standardization of dehydration techniques in cut flowers Viz,  Rose, Gerbera and Gomphrena
Kava Khyati P.
Dr. D. K. Varu
7.
Effect of saline irrigation water and GA3 on growth, yield and quality parameters of golden rod
Jaya kumari
Dr. A. V. Barad
Year :2016
1.
Effect of multi-micronutrient formulation on growth, flowering & flower yield in ratoon crop of spider Lily cv. local
Elangaiven dhan A.
Dr. A. V. Barad
2.
Evaluation of chrysanthemum varieties under South Saurashtra Region.
Adla Sunilkumar
Dr. N. D. Polara
3.
Effect of plant growth regulators on vegetative propagation of Jasmine cv. Local
Thakor Kanubha R.
Dr. N. S. Joshi
Year:2017
1.
Effect of different spacing and varying levels of nitrogen on growth, flower, yield and vase life of golden  rod cv. local
Thakor Vipulsinh R.
Dr. D. L. Varmora
2.
Effect of foliar application of Zn and Fe on growth, yield and quality of tuberose cv. Prajwal
   Patel Tanvikumari D.
Dr. R. R. Viradia
3.
Evaluation of African marigold varieties Under South Saurashtra Region
Tejashwini C. R.
Dr. D. K. Varu
4.
Response of different gaillardia genotypes to saline irrigation water
Vihol Akash N.
Dr. D. K. Varu
5.
Effect of potting  media on growth, flower, yield and quality of rose cv. Top Secret Under Protected Condition
Chavda Jeegnesh R.
Dr. B. V. Thumar
6.
Effect of organic manures and bio-fertilizers on growth, flowering, flower, yield and quality of  rose cv. Gladiator
Patel Vinodkumar S.
Dr. V. R. Malam
7.
Effect of physical treatments and pre soaking of corms with benzime adenine in growth, flowering and corms production of gladiolus cv. Psittacinus Hybrid.
Amrutha Arun
Dr. A. V. Barad
Year:2018
1.
Effect of nitrogen and vermicompost application on growth, flower, yield and shelf life of flower in marigold cv. “Double Arrange”
Patel Hetvi V.
Dr. D. L. Varmoda
2.
Effect of different pruning dates and micro nutrient grade on growth, flower, yield and quality of rose cv. Gladiator
Gohil Preetiben A.
Dr. V. R. Malam
3.
Effect of biofertilizers and pinching on growth, flowering and flower yield of marigold cv. Pusa Navrangi Gainda
Singala Nikunj M.
Dr. R. R. Viradia
4.
Performance of lawn genotypes under Saurashtra region
 Undhad Kishankumar D.
Dr. D. K. Varu
5.
Effect of planting time and pinching on growth, flower, yield and quality of chrysanthemum cv. Ratlam Selection
Manisha Jindal
Dr. B. V. Thumar
6.
Effect of integrated nutrient management on growth, yield and quality of golden rod cv. Local
Virupakshi Hallur
Dr. K. M. Karetha
7.
Efficacy of IBA on different types of cutting for rooting in hibiscus cv. Local
Savaliya Rohit R.
Dr. B. V. Thumar
Year:2019
1.
Effect of bioregulators on growth, flower yield and quality of ratoon tubrose cv. Prajwal
Khunt Jaydeep A.
Dr. N. D. Polara
2.
Effect of different growing media on growth, flower yield and quality of chrysanthemum cv. Agina Purple and Mother Terega
Davera Avaniben C.
Dr. D. L. Varmoda
3.
Effect of bio-stimulants and micronutrient grade on growth, flower yield and quality of rose. cv. Top Secret under protected condition
Barad Roshaniben G.
Dr. K. M. Karetha
4.
Effect of different doses of chemical fertilizer with split application through fertigation on growth, flower yield and quality of Atrican marigold cv. Pusa Narangi Gainda
Bhoye Vinodbhai B.
Dr. D. K. Varu
5.
Effect of mulching and foliar application of micronutrient on growth, yield and quality of gladiolus
Tarapara Prashant R.
Dr. V. R. Malam
Year:2020
1.
Effect of irrigation schedules and hydrogel level on growth, flowering and yield of marigold cv.Pusa Narangi Gainda
Baravadiya Manashiben S.
Dr. N. D. Polara
2.
Effect of pre-plant soaking of corms in bio-regulators on growth, flowering and yield in gladiolus
Hadiya Kamlesh S.
Dr. V. R. Malam
3.
Impact of pusa hydro gel and different growing media on growth, flowering, yield and quality of pot chrysanthemum
Chovatiya Nimeshkumar V.
Dr. B. V. Thumar
4.
Evaluation of different genotypes of gomphrena under South Saurashtra region
Rathava Komalben N.
Dr. N. S. Joshi
5.
Evaluation of different drying methods and desiccants on drying quality of rose, annual chrysanthemum and gerbera.
Chandana S.
Dr. V. R. Malam
6.
Evaluation of heliconia varieties under South Saurashtra condition.
Yogitha
Dr. D. L. Varmora
Year : 2021
 
 
1
Effect of Growth Regulator on Growth, Yield and Quality of China Arter cv. Kamini.
Manasa K. P.
Dr. N. S. Joshi
2
Effect of differernt Fertigation levels and Mulching on Growth Yield and Quility of Crysanthimum. cv. Thai Chen Queen
Miss Naik Panki Jayeshkumar
Dr. D. L. Varmora
3
Effect of different Spacing and Row System on Merigold
Gojiya Bipin Karshanbhai
Dr. D. K. Varu
4
Effect of different levels of NPK on Plant Growth, Yield and Flower quality of Zinnia
Chavda Mahesh Vajubhai
Dr. N. D. Polara
5
Effect of Spacing and Nitrogen on Growth and Yield Gomphrena.
Miss Malani Bhumiben Jayantibhai
Dr. N. D. Polara
Ph.D Theses Ph. D. (Hort.) Floriculture and Landscape Architecture submitted from 2014 to 2021
Sr. No.
Title of the thesis
Name of the student
Name of guide
Year-2014 :  
1
Effect of pre-harvest spray of MH and storage condition on storage of bulbs and subsequent its residual effects on growth, flowering and flower yield of spider lily cv. Local
Bhosale N. D.
Dr. A. V. Barad
Year: 2017
Ph. D. (Hort.) Floriculture and Landscape Architecture
 
 
 1.
Varietal assessment and variability study of gerbera in controlled condition
Mangroliya Gunjan S.
Dr. R. R. Viradia
Year:2018
Ph. D. (Hort.) Floriculture and Landscape Architecture
 
 
1.
Effect of biostimmulants and biofertilizers on growth, flower, yield and quality of gladiolus cv. American Beauty under Greenhouse Condition.
Pansuriya Pratik B.
Dr. D. K. Varu
2.
Effect of biostimmulants and biofertilizers on growth, flower, yield and quality of Tuberose cv. Prajwal
Aghera Samirkumar R.
Dr. R. R. Viradia
3.
Effect of drip fertigation schedule and different mulches on gladiolus cv.“Psiltacius Hybrid”
Baldha Rinkal F.
Dr. D. K. Varu
Year:2019
Ph. D. (Hort.) Floriculture and Landscape Architecture
 
 
1.
Effect of biostimulants and bio-fertilizers on growth, flower yield and quality of chrysanthemum cv. Ratlam Selection
Gawade Nagesh V.
Dr. D. K. Varu
2.
Effect of foliar application of biostimulants and micronutrients on growth, flowering and yield of African marigold Cv.  Pusa Narangi Gainda
Mr. Devdhara Utsav R.
Dr. N. D. Polara
Year:2021
 
 
Ph. D. (Hort.) FLA
 
 
1
Effect of plant growth regulators and multi micronutrient on growh, flower yield, and quality of chrysanthemum cv. Ratlam Selection
Miss. Patel Dishaben Kishorbhai
Dr. N. D. Polara
2.  Research activities
The research work on flower crops is basically categorized under three main groups like research in open filed conditions, research under protected structures and research in laboratory conditions.
The research work on different flower crops is mainly carried out at research and experimental farm Jambuvadi, and other different research station (farms) under the control of this department. Total farm area consists of about 02.00 ha with basic all basic facilities like office, electricity, tube well, well with drip irrigation, fencing, paths and roads, implement shed, nursery, its operational area, office, RO cool drinking water, watchman hut and other required facilities. Further the departments have different protected structures like two net house, four natural ventilated poly house and four fan-pad type structures which are being used as per need. It also consists mother plant and various genotypes of various fruit crops. The research work is going on at these places by departmental research projects as well as by PG students.
2.1 Major crops for various research areas
Major crops: Rose, Marigold, Tuberose, Gladiolus, Chrysanthemum, Gerbera, Carnation, Jasmin, Hibiscus, China aster, Heliconia, Gaillardia etc.
Research areas:
·         Introduction, selection and varietal screening of flower crops.
·         To develop and promote technology to improve production and quality of flower crops.
·         To develop and promote technology to improve efficiency of natural resources.
·         To develop and promote technology on mulching, use of bio stimulants, PGR, micronutrients and other chemicals including fertilizers.
·         Research on post-harvest technology like shelf life, vase life study and value addition of major flower crops.
2.2 Research achievements
2.2.1 Varieties released/ endorsed
Sr. No.
Name of crop
 Particulars/ Name of variety
 Variety Released
1
 Chrysanthemum
IIHR-6
2
 Gerbera
Dana Allen, Pink elegance and Savannah
1. Evaluation of Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium R.)
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone interested to grow flower crop of chrysanthemum are advised to grow variety IIHR-6 for getting higher yield and maximum monetary return.
Endorsement of variety in chrysanthemum
The chrysanthemum variety “IIHR-6” was endorsed from Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, JAU, Junagadh.
Salient features
*  Large sized flower
* More flower weight & yield
*  Attractive flower color
*  More vase life of flower
*  Higher avg market price
 
Unique Characteristics:
* Plant height (cm)      : 53.24
*  Plant spread E-W (cm) : 32.40
*  Plant spread N-S (cm)  : 28.69
*  Days to open first flower : 43.53 days
*  Flowering span                : 95.07 days
*  Number of flower per plant    : 74.90
2. Varietal evaluation of gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) under green house
The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone, interested to cultivate gerbera flower crop under greenhouse are advised to grow varieties Pink Elegance (pink), Savannah (red) and Dana Allen (yellow) for obtaining higher yield and income with good quality of cut flowers.
Endorsement of variety in gerbera under greenhouse condition
The varieties of gerbera viz. Dana Allen, Pink elegance and Savannah were endorsed from Department of Horticulture, JAU, Junagadh.
Salient features of Dana Allen

  • Plant height (cm)                      : 25.29
  •  Plant spread  (cm2)                   : 47.91
  •  Days to open first flower         : 70.06 days
  •  Length of stem (cm)                : 52.48
  •  Stem girth (mm)                      : 6.09
  •  Flower diameter  (mm)           : 10.07
  •  Number of flower (Pl./ year) : 249
Salient features of Pink Elegance
  • Plant height (cm)                      : 24.09
  •  Plant spread  (cm2)                   : 41.66
  •  Days to open first flower         : 69.81 days
  •  Length of stem (cm)                : 57.63
  •  Stem girth (mm)                      : 6.33
  •  Flower diameter  (mm)          : 10.73
  •  Number of flower (Pl./ year): 255
 
Salient features  of Savannah
  • Plant height (cm)                       : 29.88
  •  Plant spread  (cm2)                   : 48.88
  •  Days to open first flower         : 66.39 days
  •  Length of stem (cm)                 : 54.80
  •  Stem girth (mm)                       : 5.61
  •  Flower diameter  (mm)             : 10.61
  •  Number of flower (Pl./ year)   : 260
2. Recommendations or technology developed year 2020-2021
1. GLADIOLUS
    The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone who are interested to grow gladiolus cv. American Beauty under poly house are advised to treat the corms of gladiolus with thiourea 1g/liter for 10 hrs before planting for getting maximum number of spikes with good quality, vase life and to get the highest net return.
   The farmers of South Saurashtra Agro-climatic Zone who are interested to grow gladiolus cv. American Beauty under poly house are advised to treat the corms of gladiolus with GA3 0.05g/liter for 10 hrs before planting for getting maximum number of corms and to get the highest net return.
2. GAILLARDIA
The farmers of Saurashtra region who interested cultivation of gaillardia flower crops are advised to apply 50% RDF of N:P2O5:K2O as 25:25:25 kg/ha+50% castor cake or neem cake as 500 kg/ha under saline irrigation condition (EC 10-14 dS/m-1) for obtaining higher yield and net realization. Application of either organic or inorganic fertilizer is also improved the chemical properties of the soil.

3. Carnation

Farmers interested in flower cultivation under protected structure (Fan and Pad cooling polyhouse) are advised to grow carnation with single and half pinching to get highest yield and net return.

4. Lily

Farmers of South Saurashtra Agro Climatic Zone growing spider lily are advised to do de-leafing during kharif (at the end of June) with an application of multi-micronutrient grade IV @ 1 % with three equal splits at 15 days before de-leafing and 30 & 45 days after deleafing to get higher yield and net return

Ongoing experiments (2020-2021)
Sr. No.
Name of the Crop
No. of experiment
1
Tuberose
01
2
Jasmine
01
3
Dry flower (Butea monosperma )
01
Ongoing experiments (2020-2021)                                                                                
Name of crop and Title of Experiment
Tuberose
Effect of bio stimulants and micronutrients on growth, flower yield and quality of tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) cv. Prajwal
Jasmine
Effect of time and intensity of pruning on yield of Jasminum sambac (L).
Butea monosperma
Effect of different drying techniques with use of various media for drying of ornamental flower (Butea monosperma)
3. Extension activities
Sr.no
 
 
1.
Farmers' training/ lecture
60
2.
Agricultural Fairs & Exhibition and Farmer's visit
20
3.
 Special lectures delivered by individual teachers/scientist
15
4.
Radio talks and TV talk
03
5.
Promotion of Floriculture during Krishi Mahotsav
05
 
SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS BY FACULTIES AND STUDENTS
Sr. No.
Name of faculty
Particulars
Name of Award
Year in which received
Name of organization
A.  Faculty awards
1
Dr. A.M. Butani
Assistant Professor
For appciate the commendable thesis work  of Ph.D Degree (2011)
Best thesis award
2011
The Gujarat Association For Agricultural Sciences Ahmedabad
2
Pooja V. Maheta
ASM foundation, New Delhi Award
Best Poster presentation award
2017
National conference on Technological changes and Innovations in Agriculture for Enhancing farmers’ Income
B. Other achievements of the Department
1
State level online webinar   :  01
2
No. of research papers published   : 30
3
No. of Training attended by Staff  :  03
4
No. of seminar/ Workshop/ symposia attended by staff  : 10
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